She heard that there was a new processional crucifix. Probably her husband John described it to her. She asked me if it would be OK for her to touch it. Yes, of course, I said. So with her husband’s help she explored the figure with her fingers. She commented on the smoothness of some parts. She could distinguish the nails, for example, and the crown of thorns. At the end she said something like, “I have seen the figure of Christ. It is beautiful.”
about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve in worship and spiritual life in a midwestern university parish.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
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